flower attractions when Keukenhof is closed

How to see flowers in Holland when Keukenhof is closed? Check out our top 10!

Every week we get questions from visitors if there are still flowers to be seen somewhere in the Netherlands.

During spring Keukenhof garden is of course the main attraction, but as soon as the flower park closes, it is more difficult to find nice locations. We therefore set out some possibilities in this article. For example, take a look at museums where you can experience the story of the flower bulbs and in particular the tulip, visit beautiful tropical gardens and attractions that make your Netherlands experience at its best.

Top 5 ‘Flower’ destinations when Keukenhof is closed

1. Experience Holland at it’s best with a ‘This is Holland’ flight

In the center of Amsterdam City you will find the great attraction ‘This is Holland’. Experience a unique flying 5D experience, soaring over the Dutch must‐see locations. Fly like a bird and marvel at the diversity, beauty and richness of the Netherlands. Don’t forget to breathe, you’re in good hands! And yes you will see and smell the blooming flower fields. Buy your ticket online.

  • Open all year
  • Great location in the center of Amsterdam
  • Great with kids
  • Indoor so also great when it’s raining
  • You will get a free souvenir photo when you order online
  • Great attraction to visit when you don’t have much time in Amsterdam (and also if you have plenty of time =)
Buy your ticket online

2. Visit tropical garden ‘De Orchideeën Hoeve’

Explore a unique floral attraction that puts you right beneath more than 2,000 stunning flowers! Elsewhere at De Orchideeën Hoeve, admire the exotic birds, enjoy live shows in a woodland setting – or go back to the roots of De Orchideeën Hoeve and check out the orchids.

  • Open all year
  • Great with kids
  • About one our driving from the center of Amsterdam
  • Indoor so also great when it’s raining
  • Buy your tickets online
Buy your tickets online

3. Botanical Gardens

Various botanical gardens can be visited in the Netherlands. Many of these gardens have a rich history. The tulip has, for example, entered the Netherlands at the Hortus botanicus Leiden.

  • Botanical Gardens Amsterdam (visit website)
    • A green oasis in the middle of the city of Amsterdam
  • Botanical Gardens Utrecht (buy your ticket online)
    • Take a walk around the oldest university gardens in the Netherlands
  • Botanical Garden – Hortus Botanicus Leiden (buy your ticket online)
    • Stop and smell the flowers at the oldest botanical garden in the Netherlands

4. visit a museum about the flower bulbs

There are two museums about the flower bulbs in the Netherlands. In the center of Amsterdam you will find the Amsterdam Tulip Museum and in the city of Lisse (center of the flower region) the Museum De Zwarte Tulp is located.
At the museums you learn more about the flower bulbs and the tulip in particular.

5. Land van Fluwel

Land van Fluwel is the paradise for young and old, for bon vivants and adventurers! The best adventure you can experience on the North Holland coast in Sint Maartenszee!

In 2018, Land van Fluwel has been completely renewed and expanded. Allow yourself to surprise, enchant, and extend your day. Visit the Dutch Tulip Experience, conquer yourself on our Bare Feet Trail and get lost in the Adventure GameParadise. You strengthen the inner man in the pancake house with … pancakes, lunch and treats.

  • Great with kids
  • About one our driving from the center of Amsterdam

Check out the website

Bonus. Estate of Castle Keukenhof in Lisse

Bloemenpark Keukenhof is only open in the spring but you already knew that the flower park is part of a much larger estate. Landgoed Kasteel Keukenhof is open all year and is definitely worth a visit. Of course, the millions of flowering tulips are missing, but the surroundings are beautiful and there are many summer flowers such as Dahlias. There is also a petting zoo and a modern museum. The best thing is that the Estate is free to visit and is open all year.

A visit to Landgoed Kasteel Keukenhof can easily be combined with a visit to Museum De Zwarte Tulp, the beautiful Dutch beach and the mill area around the Kagerplassen.